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Effectively Relieve Big Toe Joint Pain

Big Toe Joint PainDo you suffer from big toe joint pain?

If you answered yes you do suffer from big toe join pain, check out my blog post that will help you Relieve Big Toe Joint Pain as well as Jenny’s Exercises to Treat and Prevent Common Foot Ailments.

I originally wrote the previously linked article for people suffering from a bunion deformity, but almost every type of big toe joint pain can be relieved with a few simple, but absolutely effective treatments from within the comfort of your own home!

What causes big toe joint pain?

Big toe joint pain affects many people, from young fit athletes to elderly folks and even children.. To effectively relieve the aching big toe join pain you are experiencing, it might help to know where the pain is originating from. Here are a few possibilities:

  • Hallux Valgus ( What is a bunion deformity? )
  • Tailor’s Bunion (also known as a “Bunionette”)
  • Hallux Rigidus (also known as “arthritis of the big toe joint”)

How do I relieve big toe joint pain?

While many types of big toe joint pain lead people to ask themselves, “Do I need surgery?” I’m sure a doctor would love to charge you thousands of dollars to have open toe surgery, but the truth is You don’t have to turn to surgery first. I have compiled a list of very popular and cost effective techniques that will bring you and your aching big toe joint pain relief in the comfort of your own home.

Read my 7 Proven Steps to Bunion Pain Relief and for more additional reading on big toe joint pain, check out Jenny’s Exercises to Treat and Prevent Common Foot Ailments

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What is a Bunion, Bursal Sac, and Hallux Valgux?

What is a Bunion?What is a Bunion?

A bunion is a painful bulging bone protrusion of the metatarsophalangeal joint, also known as the base of your big toe. Traditionally, bunions are inherited and painfully worsen over time, especially in bunion sufferers who spend much of their day on their feet or wear improperly fitting shoes.

This bony protrusion, also known as the bursal sac, consists of swollen bone from bone calcification, inflamed tissue, and reddened skin. Friction and pressure from bunion neglect such as improperly fitting shoes can leave the skin near the bunion dry and flakey.

Proactive bunion treatment and orthotics can slow the worsening of bunion deformity as well as bring relief to your aching bunions without surgery. For more information on bunion relief and bunion treatment, check out my previous blog post: Non Surgical Bunion Treatment.

What is Hallux Valgus?

Hallux Valgus is the medical term for a bunion deformity, where the latin term “hallux” refers to the big toe and latin term “valgus” refers to an unnatural deviation of the big toe. Hallux Valgus is divided into two bunion deformity categories: positional bunions and structural bunions.

Positional Bunion (mild bunion deformity)
A positional bunion is present when the big toe leans slightly towards the other toes. Accordingly, the base of the big toe will slightly protrude out from the inside of the foot at the metatarsophalangeal joint. Even a slight deviation of the big toe can produce a bunion, which is commonly accompanied by soreness, bruising, and swelling.

Structural Bunion (severe bunion deformity)
A structural bunion is present when base of the big toe is severely out of place, creating a significantly larger angle between the joints of the big toe and second toe than seen in a positional bunion.

Don’t forget to check out my earlier blog post: Non Surgical Bunion Treatment.

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Treat Your Feet to Bunion Relief

Treat Your Feet to Bunion ReliefI’ve come across an exciting solution for people with a bunion deformity searching for bunion relief without surgery as well as patients seeking help with their bunion surgery recovery.

Jennifer Adolfs, a specialist for 13 years, has helped improve the lives of many people suffering from common pains in the feet such as a bunion deformity as well as working out her own bunion deformity and wrote the all encompassing foot ebook Treat Your Feet.

According to Jennifer, after 7 years of specifically utilizing the techniques (including exercises for bunion relief) described in Treat Your Feet, she has seen amazing first hand results, from people just like yourself who suffer from a bunion deformity, in foot strength, flexibility, balance, and normal functional use.

Additionally, after reviewing Treat Your Feet, if you have any questions regarding bunion relief, exercises, or techniques described in Treat Your Feet, Jennifer will accept your inquiries via the form on her site and be delighted to coach you through difficulties you might be facing.

Do any of these bunion deformity symptoms sound familiar to you?

  • common pains in the feet
  • weakness in the feet
  • lack of range of motion in the feet
  • loss of balance

Jennifer’s exercises and techniques for bunion relief do not require a special machine or piece of equipment, however she does show you a few pieces of equipment that you might help you achieve optimal bunion relief. Jennifer has taken into account that you will be looking to perform these bunion relief exercises in your home with whatever is available to you.

If you have a bunion deformity, there is one important thing you need to know…

You are not alone…

Statistics show around 70% of Americans suffer from common pains in the foot and 30% of Americans specifically suffer from a bunion deformity.

Here are a few sneak peeks of what’s inside Jennifer’s all encompassing foot ebook:

  • Some little known stats and facts about our feet; why they hurt and how we can keep them happy and healthy.
  • Common foot injuries or conditions, such as a bunion deformity, that develop from overuse, under-use, and just normal wear and tear as we are on our feet all day long.
  • Pictures and detailed descriptions of how to properly stretch, massage, and strengthen your feet, both with and without special props.

Benefits you won’t get anywhere else:

  1. Stretching exercises specific to the foot and lower leg.
  2. Strengthening exercises specific to the foot, lower leg, and ankle.
  3. Balance exercises specific to Aging feet and ankles.
  4. Great Pictures and detailed descriptions of every exercise!
  5. Free coaching and advice through the contact form her website!

Be sure to check out Treat Your Feet and come back here to post your comments about it. I’d love to hear your feedback on how it has helped you achieve bunion relief from your bunion deformity.

Best of Luck,

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7 Proven Steps to Bunion Pain Relief

Non Surgical Bunion TreatmentBunion deformity treatment differs in individuals with minor to severe bunion deformity pain. Furthermore, bunions are a progressive disorder, which means they will further complicate and worsen if proper bunion deformity treatment is not taken.

In most cases, a bunion deformity is hereditary, but improperly fitting footwear can organically create a bunion deformity in perfectly healthy feet. Do you suspect you have a bunion? Check out these bunion pictures to see what a bunion deformity looks like.

If you have a bunion deformity, you can slow it down as well as ease your bunion pain by following these techniques:

  1. Wear properly fitting footwear. You will find bunion pain relief in a soft, flexible, roomy pair of shoes that doesn’t crowd your toes. In warm weather, a comfortable pair of sandals is an excellent way to take pressure off your toes and decrease pain experienced from your bunion deformity.
  2. Use a bunion pad when wearing shoes. This will help cushion the bunion from the sides of your shoe as well as underneath your bunion.
  3. Kick off your shoes when possible. I am not recommending you go to work or even to the grocery store without your shoes, but Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon, Carol Frey, M.D, who specializes in the foot and ankle states “In countries where they don’t wear shoes, the incidence of bunion pain is extremely rare.” (source:
  4. Wear orthotic arch supports.  Orthotic arch supports with a rather firm and high arch will transfer strain off the area of the bunion deformity, bringing relief to your bunion pain.
  5. Soak / massage your bunions. You can do this easily with a large bowl, warm water, and Epsom salts. Epsom salts, also known as magnesium sulfate, absorbs into the skin and reduces inflammation. Afterwards, massage your bunions using the base of your thumb / palm of your hand to rub the sore area with enough pressure to bring relief.
  6. Cool your bunions. Wrap an icepack, bag of ice, or frozen bag of vegetables (budget friendly) with a towel and apply to your swollen and inflamed bunions for 15 – 20 minutes. Do this multiple times a day if necessary until the desired bunion pain relief reached.
  7. Heat your bunions. If cooling your feet is uncomfortable, you can apply a heating pad to your bunions to reduce inflammation. Similarly, soaking your feet in warm water and Epsom salts will reduce inflammation, but use of a heating pad can be repeated without drying your feet out.


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Welcome to Bunion Deformity Dot Com

Welcome to Bunion Deformity Dot ComThis blog features information on the unfortunate foot problem known as a bunion deformity as well as bunion treatment, bunion pictures and more!

My name is Blake and created this blog after years of experiencing my girlfriend deal with excruciating bunion pain from her bunion deformity.

Through this blog, I hope to bring bunion relief to many who suffer from bunion pain due to a bunion deformity.

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